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US Government, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency (Online)

October 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5



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Join GBA members to discuss what national government leaders know about blockchain and cryptocurrency. We will discuss the pervasive attitudes,  opinions, plans, and government blockchain initiatives. We will include a comparative discussion of different national responses and how they impact global competitiveness, economic issues, and national security.  The private sector is doing a great job of progressing blockchain technology. But the government does have a role to play so it needs to make sure it keeps up with these developments and helps create a regulatory environment built on clarity and an innovation-friendly environment. Our panel includes:

  • Gerard Dache, Executive Director, Government Blockchain Association (Moderator) – Mr. Dache leads an international organization of thousands of public and private sector government blockchain professionals all over the world. He has consulted with national leaders in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
  • Bill Rockwood, Deputy Legislative Director – US Congressmen Darren Soto (FL-09) – Mr. Rockwood works for one of the Co-Chairs of the US House Congressional Blockchain Caucus. He has generated and drafted language (both bills and funding requests) in a variety of areas in the cryptocurrency and blockchain areas. He actively works to educate Members of Congress and their staff on the technical nature and the potential of blockchain.
  • Mark Montoya, Chief Data Officer, Government Blockchain Association – Mr. Montoya is a Senior Data Strategist for a U.S. Federal Financial Regulator, he has been instrumental in developing strategies for modernizing financial data collection, reporting, and data aggregation which has had a direct impact on the federal financial enterprise and data standardization. Mark co-authored the Financial Stability Board’s Global Legal Entity Identifier whitepaper and several other financial data reference papers and articles. He architected an open standards-based financial collection, analytical, and dissemination system accessed and shared by multiple U.S. federal regulatory agencies. Mark also engineered and implemented the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s first cloud-based taxonomy development system. He was a primary contributor to the successful international adoption of the eXtensible Business Reporting Language. Mark has been invited to present and offer lessons learned in data strategy and standards implementation at several state, U.S., and international regulatory conferences and technical working groups.
  • Tiffany AnguloLegislative Director – US Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) – Ms. Angulo is a Staff Co-Chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus. She manages the congressman’s policy portfolio and legislative staff. She works on legislative issues pertaining to technology, new economy, digital trade, intellectual property, cybersecurity, telecommunications, privacy/fourth amendment. The portfolio also includes issues related to the Joint Economic Committee, judiciary, criminal justice, oversight, and government reform, immigration, and pro-life protections.

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October 14, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5
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